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Paper jams and printer clicks

I have a hp7260, and when I print, it takes in too many pages and then the printer jams and you hear a clicking sound and then it shuts off. Then the light flashes red

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It's just a jam. four possible raisons: the paper is wet or very dry, the rolls in the printer are dirty, the paper is too heavy, or you didn't decollate the sheets before putting in the printer

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How to clear and avoid paper jams
Follow these instructions to remove and/or avoid paper jams and misfeeds in your Lexmark X3500, X4500, X4600 & X4800 Series All-In-One.
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  2. Firmly grasp the paper, and gently pull it out.

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Paper or specialty media misfeeds
These are possible solutions if paper or specialty media misfeeds or skews, or if multiple sheets feed or stick together.
Try one or more of the following:
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Remove each page as it is printed

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These are possible solutions. Try one or more of the following:
Check for paper jams

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Check media loading

  • Verify that the specialty media is loaded correctly.

  • Try loading one page, envelope, or sheet of specialty media at a time.

Check printer default and pause settings

  1. Click:
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There are many possible solutions. Try one or more of the following:
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Review banner printing checklist

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    2. Click Properties, Preferences, Options, or Setup.

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The light flashing may mean more things, not just a paper jam. Could mean any of the following:
- Front cover is open: Close the front cover of the printer.
- Back cover is open: Close the back cover of the printer.
- Paper jam: Clear the paper jam. To see paper jams and how to clear them, click here. If the printer does not start printing, press the Go button.
- No paper fed manual feed slot: Put the paper back in the manual feed slot.
- Memory full: The printer memory is full and the printer cannot print full pages of a document. To solve this problem, click here.
- Print overrun: A print overrun occurred and the printer cannot print full pages of a document. To solve this problem, go here.
- Drum Error: The corona wire needs to be cleaned. To see how to clean the corona wire, click here.

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I had the same problem and just talked with HP technician Neeta and she showed me how to fix it. It's a bit convoluted. In essence you have to clear the print spooler. Here is what she told me.

First you have to be clear that there really ISN'T a paper jam by printing a test message this back door way.

Neeta : The USB cable should be disconnected. Neeta: To print a self-test page, press and hold the Power button. Raise and lower the printer cover four times. Release the Power button, and the self-test page prints

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Neeta : The USB cable should be disconnected.Neeta : Now click on start->RUN.Neeta : Then type "services.msc".Neeta : Then it will open the services window.Neeta : Now please look for the option "print spooler. Neeta : Okay, now , please right click on the option "print spooler" and click on stop then click on start, 3 times.

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Back cover is open:
Close the back cover of the printer.

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Put the paper back in the manual feed slot.

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The printer memory is full and the printer cannot print full pages of a document. To solve this problem, click here.

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Clean drum unit:
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Close all the running programs/applications on your computer.

1. Click Start --All programs - HP - HP Director/Solution center.

2. In Hp Director/Solution center Click Start - Settings - Print Settings - Printer Settings

3. Click on the Features tab. Set the Paper Type to Plain paper and Paper Size appropriately.

4. Click Ok. Close HP Director/Solution center.

Open the application and try printing.

Thank you.

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